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Daisuke Itô

'[Jonathan Crow on Daisuke Itô] At a time when the genre was increasingly being used as a vehicle for Japanese ultra-nationalism, Ito's films defiantly, nihilistically rebelled against established power while sympathizing with the plight of the poor. In so doing, they laid the groundwork for an influential subgenre called tendency films, which depicted poverty with unprecedented realism. '
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